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30 Years of MTI

2018 marks our 30th anniversary. Back in 1988, no other professional massage association was taking a holistic approach to practise, so a bunch of creative and inspired massage teachers decided to take matters into their own hands and form an organisation that reflected their values of creativity, sensitivity, and integrity.

On this page we share some of the journey from there to here, a flourishing organisation with 15 schools and 900 members.

Founders panel

At our 2018 conference we asked three of MTI's founders to talk about the origins and essence of the organisation.

30 Years gallery

MTI tutors many years ago<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/25/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
First conference in 2009<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/26/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
Darien's conference workshop 2009<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/27/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
Darien's workshop in action<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/28/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
First conference marketplace<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/29/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
Maggie Dunn and Andy Fagg in 2009<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/30/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
Paul Grainger at 2014 AGM<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/31/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
2014 AGM<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/32/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
2014 Conference<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/34/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
MTI tutors rocking backstage massage at Glastonbury<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/35/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
MTI charity Healing Hands at 2016 conference<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/37/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
MFR workshop at 2016 conference<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/38/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
MTI chair Earle Abrahamson at 2016 conference<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/39/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
Diploma course at Unity School<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/40/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
Horse massage at 2017 conference<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/41/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
Connection and friendship at 2017 conference<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/42/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
Enjoying the moment at 2018 conference<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/43/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
Group pic at 2018 conference with new logo banner stand<br/><a href="gallery/30-years-of-mti/44/add/#comments">Add comment</a>

Articles that mark the MTI journey

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